1. The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls -
This is an iphone photo of one pan of the ones I made.
These were as yummy as she says. (and they make a ton to share!) Apparently my domestic skills have been lacking since I've been married, (or my motivation at least ;), because Kevin just couldn't get over that I could make something like this. Well, he kept saying he couldn't believe I had been holding out on him. Ha ha. He just never knew there was something so much better than Pillsbury out there. While these were gooey and good, I think next time I'll try the glaze recipe without the maple and coffee, and with vanilla extract instead. Just because I think we'd prefer a lighter, sweeter taste. This icing was so good, but had a whole lot of depth for sure.
2. Chinese "fried" Rice -
This recipe is from Rachel Schultz's blog, and we LOVED it! I made it shortly after I saw it on Pinterest, which I was pretty proud of. ;) It was super easy, and I think next time we'll take her suggestion and make the teriyaki chicken to go in it. (This time I baked the chicken in the oven first.) I bought Boil-in-bag white rice because it was cheap and I didn't want to mess it up, and this worked great. I even used lite soy sauce, which worked as well. Definitely on our dinner menu list!
3. "Amazing White Cake"
I can't even tell you how excited I am to have actually found a white cake, 'from scratch' recipe that truly is amazing!! This is from the blog, Around My Famly Table. I used this recipe for our gender reveal cake and it was delicious! Moist and sweet, and I can't wait to make it again. Good cake recipes from scratch are hard to come by, so I'm so glad to have this. The almond flavoring, (which I always use in frosting), made this cake have a wonderful flavor. (for the gender reveal I ended up making two white cakes, 4 rounds total, and one cake from a box mix....which is the one I dyed one half blue and one half pink before we knew!)